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  • Last week, the scrappy Nokia revealed its latest effort to hoist itself back into American consumer relevance, and this time the company chose one of the most volatile areas of personal technology: the smartphone maps app.

  • Twitter Sees a Surge in Retailer Activity

    We're heading into the most important holiday season ever for Twitter. This year three times the retailers are using the service as did last year.

  • Oprah Tweets Love for Microsoft Surface...From Her iPad

    Oprah Winfrey sent out a tweet Monday in which she gushed about her love for Microsoft's Surface tablet. Just one teensy problem: It was from her iPad.

  • Retailers Are Hoping for a Pinterest Holiday

    This holiday shopping season will mark a turning point for Pinterest. It’s actively trying to help brands cash in. And this all-important shopping season companies are increasingly using it to drive online sales.

  • Video Game Industry: No Rules Left to the Games

    System launches from Nintendo tend to be smooth running affairs, but the ambitious nature of the Wii U has presented a few stumbling blocks for the company.

  • The Tablet Market Grows Cluttered

    Holiday shoppers with a tablet computer on their gift list this year might be forgiven for feeling a bit overwhelmed. This year, it's no so simple to make a choice.

  • 'Twilight' Does It Again: A Record-Breaking Final Bow

    The fifth and final film in the franchise grossed an estimated $30.4 million from Thursday night and midnight shows in North America.

  • Here's How the Kindle Fire HD Stacks Up Against Rivals

    Amazon.com started shipping a larger version of its Kindle Fire HD tablet computer on Thursday. Here's a look at how it compares with the iPad and other tablets with similar screens.

  • Viacom Beats Expectations, Pushes to Tackle DVR Issue

    Viacom shares traded higher on Wednesday after the media giant reported better-than-expected earnings, on lower costs. But one problem plaguing the company is a drop in ratings thanks, in part, to DVR viewing.

  • Nintendo Profit Outlook Weakens Ahead of Wii U Launch

    It's shaping up to be a very Nintendo holiday season, but what happens once the holidays are over?

  • Apple Sells Out of White iPad Minis During Pre-Orders

    Two thieves skirted security at JFK International Airport and got away with part of a cargo shipment of Apple's iPad minis worth $1.5 million, according to a report from the New York Post.

  • Chastened Pincus Talks Zynga’s Mobile, Gaming Potential

    Zynga is doing a major management shakeup as it shifts to focus more on mobile.

  • Frankenfield: Windows 8 Will Be a Hit With Consumers

    The departure of Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky from Microsoft is another sign that the PC market is dying and the software company isn't needed in a computing market dominated by smartphones and tablets, said Dan Niles, senior portfolio manager at AlphaOne Capital Partners.

  • Mark Cuban Takes Issue With Facebook

    Mark Cuban started a firestorm on Tuesday when he said he’s considering alternatives to Facebook for promoting news about his team the Dallas mavericks.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II ‘Shatters’ Pre-Order Records

    We can expect even bigger numbers than last year’s game, which sold over $400 million worth of copies in its first day

  • A few months ago, the blogosphere was filled with amazing comparisons of Apple's size to not just other companies — including the combined market caps of Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon at one point — but entire countries and industries as the Things Apple Is Worth More Than tumblr details.

  • Here's the Chatter on Why Sinofsky Left Microsoft

    The departure of Windows chief Steven Sinofsky from Microsoft caught many by surprise, especially since the company just launched the most significant revamp of its operating system ever.

  • Apple Stores Most Productive US Shops

    Apple stores are the most productive shops in the US according to new research that suggests the most effective use of retail space is selling expensive products that are occasional purchases for well-off consumers, the FT reports.

  • Will It Be 'Game Over' for Videogame Makers This Holiday?

    Microsoft’s "Halo 4" sold $220 million worth of games in the first 24 hours. That beats the record "Halo 3" set in 2007.

  • Rumor Has It: Apple Said to Already Eye iPhone 5S

    Now that Apple has updated most of its computing devices, new rumors are already beginning to circulate that the tech giant will soon begin trial production of an "iPhone 5S."

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